This is your FORMAL INVITATION to tonight's Bedouin Beats presentation...
BRIDGE the MATRIX
Grab some snacks, find a comfy spot, and fasten your seatbelts. We are going to be traveling back and forth through space and time in this unique and innovative show. As you'll see, all performances are pre-recorded but no less exciting and will showcase the obvious hard work each instructor and student has put into them as well as include some wonderful pieces by guests from around the province! You will also experience performances from past Bedouin Beats theatre shows hand-picked by our wonderful instructors. Maybe you make a surprise appearance or two?
We'll "open the doors" at 6:45pm (with a countdown) and the show will start at 7:00pm (All times are Mountain Standard). The show will be under 2 hours in length. There will also be a 10-minute intermission in the middle to give you a moment to stretch your legs and re-load on nibblies.
Here are your viewing options...
This show IS free to watch, however, if you enjoy what you're seeing, please consider donating any amount as a form of entry fee via PayPal or etransfer to email@example.com
Your support helps us produce future content like this.
As you're watching on Zoom or YouTube, feel free to comment in the chat box or comment field to share your virtual supportive feedback for the dancers! (For Zoom in particular, please change the "to" box to "All Panelists and Attendees" so everyone can see your support.)
And don't forget about Fall classes! Find the list at http://bedouinbeats.com/classes.php
You too could be a part of future shows like the one you're watching tonight!
OUR VERY SPECIAL LINEUP!
Tracy Houtstra (Guest Solo)
Divine Dames Bellydance Mixed Level - Fall 2019
Nico Bellydance (Guest Solo)
Maya (Guest Solo - Editing by High Five Toebean productions)
American Tribal Style Level 2b/3 - Winter 2016
Michelle RedSauce - Hip Hop Fusion (Instructor/Owner Solo)
Aimee Johnston (Instructor Solo)
ITS Mixed Level - Fall 2018
Hip Hop Fusion Class - Summer 2020
-- 10-MINUTE INTERMISSION --
Niqua (Guest Solo)
RedSauce Fusion: Song & Dance - Spring 2019
Bibi (Guest Solo - Editing by Bibi)
Belediyya (Guest Troupe - Editing by High Five Toebean productions)
Fusion Intermediate/Advanced - Fall 2019
Kelly Loop (Instructor Solo)
Michelle RedSauce - Fusion (Instructor/Owner Solo - Song cover by Michelle RedSauce)
Modern Fusion: Beginner & Beyond - Fall 2016
Summer Skool - FatChanceBellyDance® Style Class - Summer 2020 (Editing by Aimee Johnston)
BRIDGE the MATRIX, an Online Presentation
Our Summer 2020 Student & Guest Online Recital!
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Virtual Doors @ 6:45pm, Show @ 7:00pm
Zoom and YouTube links will be posted here on the Facebook event page as well as here on our website around 6:30pm the evening of the show.
The comfort of your home! Just login with the provided link on the evening of, when available.
Entry fee is by donation. All donations go to the studio to help cover the cost of show production (online platform, editing, operating costs)
Entry donations can be sent on the day of the show (PayPal & etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org )
This show, a continuation from the Spring format, is something COMPLETELY different than what you might be used to. With our new online world, our students have braved the new platform of Zoom classes, interacting with their instructors and fellow-students virtually. It’s been a learning experiment and they have taken it head on. With the end of term, we’ve asked each of our students to record their performance individually and send to us to share with YOU! Also, expect to see several guest performances as well as blasts from the past. This show, while not live like all our shows beforehand, is still an exciting presentation and experiment that we can’t wait to embark upon with you. We hope you’ll consider joining us as we BRIDGE THE MATRIX!
Bedouin Beats has been a proud and prominent fixture in the local Bellydance community since 2008. It has also been an honoured member of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood for nearly as long.
Over the past few years, during the economic decline, the studio has struggled to keep afloat but has always done what it can to keep its doors open. This would not have been possible without the constant support of the community, to whom I am forever grateful. Unfortunately, with the current pandemic and its effects on small businesses such as mine, I have had to make some serious decisions. As a result of the hard drop in income, today I had to make the call to my landlords to let them know I will be unable to renew my lease of the studio space beyond June. This was not something I came to lightly. This space at 11805 94 St. has been our home for so long, it’s going to be hard to leave. Our silver studio and our gold studio have seen the transformation of so many talented, beautiful, and courageous dancers.
These dancers are inspiring us, despite the loss of our familiar space, to venture out into unfamiliar territory. We are happy to announce that Bedouin Beats will be continuing our classes online going forward! With fitness facilities not being able to open until Stage 3, which has no set time, there is no knowing when we would be able to share a space. Once AHS deems it safe for us to gather, we will likely look for a space to dance together again. This is not the end of “your happy place,” it is simply moving online and then, hopefully, to another place where our community can build new memories.
These are unprecedented times which are calling for unprecedented measures. For now, myself and our amazing team of instructors will keep the Bedouin Beats name alive online. Globally. We are so grateful for your continued support and your patience as we transition through this change.
Please keep an eye on our page for details about upcoming Summer 2020 classes and workshops, as well as discounts and sales on store items.
Stay safe and 6 feet apart 💕
Michelle RedSauce Kaplan
Dance and Shine!
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